On May 24th, 2002, famed Power Rangers scribe Amit Bhaumik finished his final draft of an episode of Power Rangers Wild Force that was meant to serve as a celebration/anniversary episode for 10 years of Power Rangers. Those of you who follow and are fans of Power Rangers will know that episode forever as Forever Red, probably the greatest “fanboy” moment in all of Power Rangers nearly 20 year history.
The story was total fan-service – remnants of the evil Machine Empire (Power Rangers Zeo) had regrouped on the surface of the moon to dig up Lord Zedd’s personal zord, Serpentera (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). In a mission deemed top secret, veteran Power Ranger and team leader Tommy Oliver (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, Power Rangers Zeo, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers Dino Thunder) gathered together all the Red Rangers of the past (minus Rocky) to team up and destroy the remnants of the Machine Empire as well as Serpentera.
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Power Rangers 10th Anniversary, Amit Bhaumik has updated his personal blog with some details regarding the early days of drafting Forever Red, including new photos and scans of some of the original drafts/ideas/etc.Click here to check out the Forever Red blog!
Share your favorite memories of Forever Red in our discussion thread attached via this story. Is Forever Red the best Power Rangers team up? Or was Once a Ranger a better team-up? Maybe you just prefer the team-ups mid season between two teams like “Reinforcements from the Future”. Join in the discussion!